Freshly minted FBI agent Nicholas Drummond is barely out of his Quantico training when he and his partner, Mike Caine, are called to investigate a stabbing on Wall Street. Their investigation, however, yields more questions than answers. It quickly becomes clear that the victim, John Pearce, was more than the naval historian and antiquities dealer he appeared to be.
What Drummond doesn't know is that buying and selling rare books was Pearce's cover, and that he had devoted his life to discovering the whereabouts of a missing World War I U-boat concealing a stash of gold bullion, and an unexpected surprise that only raises more questions. When Drummond and Caine find both of Pearce's adult children have disappeared, the case assumes a new sense of urgency.
The FBI agents know their best lead lies in the victim's cryptic final words--"The key is in the lock." But what key? What lock? The search for Adam and Sophia Pearce takes them on an international manhunt, which threatens to run them afoul of an eccentric billionaire industrialist with his own plans not only for the lost gold, but the creation of a weapon unlike anything the world has ever seen.
This book was amazing! I enjoyed it so much, and yeah, I don't know how I went that long between reading the first book and this one, because yeah, I enjoyed both! My mind works very strangely sometimes! But yeah, this book was so epic!
Drummond is now an FBI agent, which helps, seeing as Caine is, as well. Though he still has his roots, he's growing and yeah, I really enjoyed watching the ups and downs with his relationship with Caine, seeing as they're partners in more ways than one!
This mystery was really interesting, because it had so much going on! Like, what was up with the victim's last words. And then his kids being taken! And yeah, the whole gold and weapon thing? That wasn't good, and they had a tough battle in this book!
Really enjoyed how things resolved! It was a really great ending, considering that yeah, this is the 2nd book in the series, and that there's now 2 more! It wrapped things up nicely without leaving everything fulfilled, there's still a few threads there!
Loved this book, and I can't wait to read more of this series!
Authors: Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison
Series: A Brit in the FBI #1
Read: March 3rd, 2017
Reason Why: Sounded really great, I love J.T. Ellison's books, and yeah, it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book!
Publisher: Putnum Adult
Published: September 30th 2014